Edgar Alan Poe had an intense fear of robots –
but it really had little effect on his life,
as they weren’t invented until the 1880’s.
Ironically, the most popular soup
among the scientists of the Manhattan Project
was Boston Clam Chowder.
It is well known that upon his death, William Shakespeare
bequeathed to his wife his second best bed –
It is less well known that he left his sister Joan
his thousand monkeys and their thousand typewriters.